Dulcoflex 5mg Tablet
Dulcoflex 5mg Tablet

Dulcoflex 5mg Tablet

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Therapeutic classification:


Medical Description

Dulcoflex 5mg Tab is a laxative derived from triphenylmethane. This stimulant laxative works by stimulating the movement of intestines.

Uses of Dulcoflex 5mg Tab

Dulcoflex 5mg Tab uses are to treat constipation, stool irregularities and also to clean out the intestines prior to rectum examinations or surgery.

Contraindications of Dulcoflex 5mg Tab

It is advisable to avoid Dulcoflex 5mg Tab and inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or other laxatives and inform about other related medical history, especially appendicitis or symptoms of appendicitis (nausea/vomiting, sudden or unexplained stomach/abdominal pain). It is also advisable to avoid Dulcoflex 5mg Tab if you have severe dehydration, blockage in the intestine or bowel, swelling in the bowel or other similar symptoms.
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Side effects of Dulcoflex 5mg Tab

Dulcoflex 5mg Tab side effects are as follows: Stomach/abdominal cramping or pain, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting, dehydration, dizziness/ fainting and rectal bleeding/blood in stools

Precautions and Warnings of Dulcoflex 5mg Tab


Can I take Dulcoflex 5mg Tab during pregnancy?
Prolonged usage of this drug during pregnancy is not advisable. Seek your doctor's advise for more details.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Dulcoflex 5mg Tab while breastfeeding?
This drug is probably safe during breast feeding as it does not pass into breast milk.


Can I drive if I have consumed Dulcoflex 5mg Tab?
This drug does not inhibit your ability to drive. Avoid driving in case of drowsiness.


Can I consume alcohol with Dulcoflex 5mg Tab?
There are no proven interactions of this drug with alcohol.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Inform your doctor about other medications (including herbal and other types) and conditions, if any
  • In case of prolonged constipation consult your doctor
  • Prolonged consumption of this drug can cause an imbalance in body fluids and salts

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
Dulcoflex 5mg Tab composition should not be used for more than 5 days. Severe symptoms of side effects may be caused in the case of overdosage.

Mode of Action of Dulcoflex 5mg Tab

How Does It Work?

The primary action of Dulcoflex 5mg Tab is the promotion of bowel evacuation. It stimulates the nerves of the digestive tract inducing large contractions in the bowel. It also increases the secretion of fluid and salt which in turn helps in bowel contractions.
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Directions for Use of Dulcoflex 5mg Tab

  • Use as prescribed by the doctor
  • Avoid overdosage
  • Rehydrate yourself with plenty of water
  • Do not alter or stop the prescribed course
  • Follow up with your doctor on the completion of the course

Interactions of Dulcoflex 5mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • The effects of this drug can change if taken with other drugs or herbal products
  • It has interactions with other drugs such as albuterol, amoxicillin, antacids, aspirin, diuretics (furosemide).
  • These drug interactions are possible, though they do not always occur
  • Do not take without doctor's advice/prescription
  • Your doctor can prevent or manage drug interactions by changing the medication and/or with close monitoring

Interactions with food items

Consumption of milk or other lactose-based food within 1 hour of administration of this drug may cause gastric irritation. Take this drug with food and/or as prescribed by your doctor.

Other general Interactions

There is no substantial scientific research on the interaction of this drug with other conditions.

Storage and disposal of Dulcoflex 5mg Tab

  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Store under room temperature and in a dry place
  • Dispose of the drug on the expiration date

Dosage of Dulcoflex 5mg Tab


  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach/abdominal cramping
  • Muscle weakness
  • Less urination
  • Seek immediate medical attention in case of overdosage

Missed a Dose

Dulcoflex 5mg Tab dosage should be as per doctor's advise. It is not for regular dosage.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How should one store this medicine?

  • Store it in a tightly closed container at room temperature
  • Keep away from moisture, heat and direct sunlight
  • Keep out of the reach of children
  • Do not store in freezing temperatures

Q: Should I discuss anything with my healthcare provider before using Dulcoflex 5mg Tab?

  • If you are allergic to it or similar drugs
  • If you have stomach/abdominal cramping or pain
  • If you have nausea/vomiting
  • If you are allergic toward yellow food dye
  • If you have perforated bowel
  • If you have intestinal/bowel blockage
  • If you are fructose or galactose intolerant
  • If you have severe constipation or dehydration
  • If you have experienced sudden changes in bowel habits for 2 weeks or longer

Q: How should Dulcoflex 5mg Tab be consumed?

A: Dulcoflex 5mg Tab needs to be swallowed whole; Avoid crushing, chewing or breaking the tablet. Doing these will destroy the tablet's coating and may likely lead to the risk of stomach upset or nausea.

Q: How long does Dulcoflex 5mg Tab take to work?

A: Dulcoflex 5mg Tab for constipation takes 6 to 12 hours to cause bowel movement. If the problem persists, seek your doctor's advise.

Q: What can enhance Dulcoflex 5mg Tab effect?

A: Lifestyle changes such as doing regular exercise, keeping yourself well hydrated and maintaining proper diet (fibre-rich food) can enhance the effect of this drug. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Last Updated on: 11 Oct 2019 | 09:56 PM (IST)

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